Identifying and Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazards in Boats throughout California
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and field instrumentation to identify carbon monoxide and other gases that could pose exposure risks.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 19th, 2018
With the arrival of boating season, millions of California residents and visitors will enjoy themselves on boats of all types this summer. Incredibly, there are over 1 million registered recreational boats in California and thousands of commercial vessels that call the state’s 800+ mile coastline home.
While many people relish their time on the water, those in boats powered by a combustion engine should be aware of potential carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning hazards. According to the California.......[Read More]
California Workers and Residents Learn How to Identify Wood Smoke Exposure Risks
LA Testing provides analytical services and sampling supplies to recognize exposure risks to wood smoke in occupational and residential environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 14th, 2018
While the smell of burning wood is pleasant to many, exposure to wood smoke can cause health concerns. In the work environment, there are numerous occupations across California in industries that burn wood for heat, to produce energy, or for cooking that expose employees to wood smoke. Many of these workers are exposed to varying levels of wood smoke on the job every day.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that the smoke from wood burning is made up of a complex mixture of gases.......[Read More]
Faulty Water Heaters Can Create Carbon Monoxide Hazards or Water Damage and Mold in California’s Homes and Buildings
LA Testing provides environmental testing services and monitoring instruments to identify carbon monoxide, water damage, mold, lead and asbestos.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 12th, 2018 Hundreds of thousands of water heaters are sold in California each year to replace broken units, to allow people to upgrade to more energy efficient models, or for use in new construction. For many people, as long as there is hot water at the tap, they don’t think much about water heater maintenance and preventive care. This can be a costly mistake.
To prolong the life of a water heater, sacrificial anodes are located in many models to help protect it from internal corrosion. Over time, these.......[Read More]
University Fined by California Regulators for Asbestos Violations
LA Testing provides laboratory services to help protect the public and workers from exposure to asbestos and other potentially hazardous materials.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 7th, 2018
Earlier this year, The Press Democrat published a story discussing how the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) had recently fined a University in Sonoma close to $6,000. This was the end result of the agency’s investigation into the school for asbestos-related violations connected to the removal of several long-jump tracks that contained asbestos.
According to the article, Cal-OSHA cited the public university for a total of seven violations related to the.......[Read More]
California Residents Advised of Common Interior Sources of Water Damage and Ways to Prevent Mold Growth
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify mold and other contaminants associated with water damage.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 5th, 2018
Water damage to a home or business is one of the costliest types of property damage. It can be the result of everything from a natural flooding event or indoor plumbing leak to a sanitary sewer overflow.
Regardless of the source, water inside a property can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings. In extreme circumstances, it could even lead to structural damage. Depending on the source of water, it may contain bacteria, mold, viruses and chemical contaminants. Even.......[Read More]
California Children and Potential Exposure Risks to Environmental Toxins
LA Testing provides analytical services, sampling supplies and test kits to identify exposure hazards from indoor and outdoor environments.
Huntington Beach, CA, June 1st, 2018 A few months ago, there was an article in the Valencia County News-Bulletin about some of the toxins that children in California may be exposed to from their environment. “Poisoning our children is cause for alarm” discusses children’s health and exposure to toxic chemicals in the air, water, food and soil. Specifically mentioned were exposure concerns related to Bisphenol A (BPA), pesticides, lead, arsenic, mercury and particulate matter.
BPA is a chemical that has been shown to.......[Read More]
DTSC Offers California Residents and Real Estate Investors Vapor Intrusion Guidance
LA Testing provides vapor intrusion testing services to identify a wide range of potentially hazardous chemicals in buildings of all types.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 23rd, 2018 Back in 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) published Guidance for the Evaluation and Mitigation of Subsurface Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air (Vapor Intrusion Guidance). The document recommends an approach for evaluating vapor intrusion into buildings and its subsequent impact on indoor air quality (IAQ).
Vapor intrusion describes the process by which chemical vapors from contaminated soil or groundwater seep into a building. Many of these chemicals can cause short or.......[Read More]
California Residents Learn if Spring Allergies Are Due to Outdoor or Indoor Allergens
LA Testing provides air testing services, sampling supplies and easy-to-use test kits to identify respiratory allergens and irritants.
Huntington Beach, CA, May 15th, 2018
Approximately 30% of adults and 40% of children have allergies. For California, this means millions of its residents suffer from the condition, including many that are allergic to respiratory allergens.
As the warm spring month of May causes flowers to bloom and trees, shrubs and all types of plants to release large amounts of pollen into the air, allergy sufferers recognize this is allergy season in much of California. Common symptoms often experienced this time of year include an itchy or runny.......[Read More]